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  • The Art of Dramatic Writing

  • Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
  • By: Lajos Egri
  • Narrated by: Troy W. Hudson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Among the many "how-to" playwriting books that have appeared over the years, there have been few that attempt to analyze the mysteries of play construction. Lajos Egri's classic, The Art of Dramatic Writing, does just that, with instruction that can be applied equally well to a short story, novel, or screenplay. Examining a play from the inside out, Egri starts with the heart of any drama: its characters. All good dramatic writing hinges on people and their relationships.

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  • By Cedrick on 06-03-17

The classic "how to" of playwriting

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Reviewed: 06-21-18

This is a must read for all aspiring playwrights. The narrator gets points deducted for mispronouncing "Agamemnon" And "Goethe". I mean, if you're going to be doing the audiobook for something, at least be somewhat familiar with what they're talking about.

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